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Dubai Chamber, TikTok join forces to help 1,000 businesses in the region expand digital reach

This initiative offers businesses far more than just a training programm

Over 50,000 MSMEs registered in Oman

An increase of 17.2% compared to same period of 2020

Pearl Initiative hosts panel discussion on importance of governance for SMEs

Moderated by Ned Jaroudi, Start-ups and Venture Capital Lead at Amazon Web Services

Virtual roundtable sheds light on role of intellectual property for SMEs

Ministry of Industry and Trade's recently adapted to new technologies by launching online filing systems and e-services

Egypt’s SMEs Development Agency allocates $4.78mln to convert 9,500 cars to natural gas

Finance was used to convert the vehicles during the first quarter of 2021

Dubai Customs celebrates SMEs and their rights on IP Day

Dubai Customs organised 10 workshops to introduce new ways of distinguishing between fake and genuine products

Noon Payments waives set-up fees for SMEs in Ramadan

The Noon Payments product suite includes payment gateway, payment links, EMIs, and subscriptions

Egypt to implement 30k small, micro projects over 5 years

Projects will receive the funds through the Ministry’s Local Development Fund

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